Enjoy The Holidays Free From Tooth Pain! [BLOG]
The holidays are here, chewing has become painful, and our team at Times Square Dental is here to help you find the restorative dentistry solution to get you out of pain and get your mouth healthy again!
Let’s get started!
Get To The Root Cause Of Your Toothache!
Here are some possible reasons you might be having a toothache and what we can do about it with restorative dentistry at Times Square Dental!
Do You Need Gum Disease Treatment?
We wanted to begin by talking about gum disease because it’s one of the biggest threats to your oral and overall health you could face.
First, we encourage all of our patients to be vigilant with daily oral care. That requires brushing twice a day for two minutes each time. Most experts recommend spending about one minute per arch.
You also should be using a soft-bristle toothbrush and a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
Also, and this is something many people admit that they don’t do enough, you should be flossing once every single day. This is one of the best ways to clean the areas of your mouth that a toothbrush can’t reach.
These daily practices can’t be skipped. You also should visit us twice annually for professional cleanings and exams. It’s your best line of defense against gum disease.
That said, we suggest taking a look at your gums each day while you brush and floss so that you will notice when changes occur like:
If you see or experience these symptoms, give us a call right away so we can treat the gum disease in its earliest stages. It’s one of the most effective ways to keep your gums healthy, your teeth strong, prevent tooth loss, and keep your body healthier overall.
Do You Need A Dental Restoration?
Although it’s not common, dental restorations can break, become loose, and even fall out. If you have an old filling or dental crown that’s giving you fits, we can repair or replace it. Depending on the type and cause of your failing restoration, Dr. Hastings or Dr. Dial can fix the problem so you can get back to enjoying the holidays with your family.
With a new, strong, and natural-looking restoration, you can preserve your smile and have healthy, functional teeth once again. That means eating the foods you love most this time of year and feeling comfortable while doing so!
Do You Need A Root Canal?
Before you let the panic set in, we want to clear up any misconceptions you might have about root canals.
This treatment has a terrible reputation among restorative dentistry options. But this reputation is misleading and unfair.
Thanks to modern technology, root canals are no more complicated or uncomfortable than a standard cavity filling! Even if that isn’t enough to ease your mind, Dr. Hastings and the rest of us at Times Square Dental are dedicated to your comfort. That’s why we offer various sedation methods to suit your level of anxiety about dental care.
One of our caring, experienced dentists can gently clean your infected tooth and protect it from the spread of infection in the future. An infected tooth can be terribly painful, and our root canal treatment can relieve you from the debilitating toothache it can cause.
Do You Need To Repair Or Replace A Tooth?
Your tooth pain could be related to damage from an accident or injury. Maybe you suffered an oral injury while playing sports years ago. Maybe you cracked or chipped a tooth over the summer while crunching on ice or biting down on a bone eating ribs at a cookout.
You may have even knocked out a tooth and just never had it replaced.
Regardless, any sort of trauma or damage to your teeth, gums, or enamel that hasn’t been treated can eventually lead to a toothache. That’s because even the smallest crack, chip, or break can grow larger and make chewing uncomfortable.
One of our skilled dentists can restore a damaged tooth or replace a missing one using a dental implant and dental crown. We offer natural-looking restorations and stable tooth replacement so your smile will be complete and healthy heading into the new year!
Schedule Restorative Treatment Now!
Christmas and New Year’s are two of the most social holidays of the year. While you’re bonding with loved ones, catching up with old friends, and maybe even meeting new ones, a toothache should be the last thing you need to worry about.
Restorative dentistry at Times Square Dental can help you find relief from your toothache so you can relax and have a good time. You can ring in the new year with a beautifully restored smile and start 2018 with a healthier mouth.
Find out which of our restorative treatments will help you enjoy the holidays. Call our Boise, ID dental office at 208-278-1069 fill out our convenient online form to schedule an appointment.